Victim: Elizabeth Sophie Ivell

Elizabeth Sophie Ivell Elizabeth (Eli) Ivell was a shy and forthright person with a deep love for animals. She had an ambition to train guide dogs for the blind from an early age. She also was involved with kennel work and later she was supervising kennel management trainees. Elizabeth was traveling to New York as a courier for a delivery of gifts, architects drawing, and company documents. Her mother, Kristina Ivell, was also a courier and wanted to travel with her daughter. However, it was standard practice for only one courier to accompany a load. So Mrs. Ivell arranged to follow the next day with another load.

A monument to Elizabeth has been put up at her workplace at Bellmead Dogs' Home in Old Windsor. The work is a bronze complete with a figure of her German Shepard dog, Kitta. The statue was sculpted by renowned Sussex artist, Mary Cox.


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